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    Hi there! This is my very first post and I have some questions for you all regarding the safety of working in the OR during pregnancy. I'm an OR nurse - I scrub and circulate - and I am 5 weeks pregnant. I have had 2 prior miscarriages within the last 6 months, and have a healthy 7 year old daughter.

    I'm taking the normal precautions - not doing totals, wearing wraparound or double lead and wearing a dosimeter.... I can't avoid fluoro or x-ray altogether or I'd be limited to dental, gyn and ent and we don't do those every day! Obviously my co-workers and my OB (who I also work with in surgery) think it's fine. And plenty of women I work with have been pg in our OR......

    We have a brand new facility (about 2 years old), and I never worked in the old one, if that makes any difference! I can't find any definitive evidence that my job is inherently unsafe, after taking precautions, but I have worries regarding my recent losses and just wanted to get some reassurance that I'm being paranoid.

    Thanks in advance for any input you might have.